GOP Trio Floats Bill To Reform Social Media Moderation

Law360 (September 8, 2020, 11:05 PM EDT) -- Three Republican senators introduced a bill Tuesday that could force social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to limit the ways they moderate their own content or lose existing legal protections that shield them from liabilities for things their users post.

The bill from Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 — which serves as a legal shield for the platforms in some instances when they are sued over the actions of their users — so that its protections are only available to companies whose content...

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